More than a big lump of knobs and juice, sweet corn is a favorite crop for residential gardeners in Florida. Being native to the Americas, this plant has become a staple of our diet and the centerpiece of a good backyard barbeque. With corn ... READ MORE
Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation.
The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE
Many producers have started planting corn or will be doing so in Northeast Florida within the next few weeks. There are several consideration that need to be made to increase seedling germination, stand counts and yield.
Hybrid ... READ MORE
Corn smut discovered on sweet corn variety trial!
Smuts, caused by Basidiomycetes (second largest phylum of fungi), include about ~1,200 species of fungi. This includes the pathogen Ustilago maydis, which causes the common smut. Smuts can also ... READ MORE
LIVE OAK, Fla. --- Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley recently received a $1.8 million award for a 5-year project to develop precision nutrient application methods for the region. The on-farm ... READ MORE
Suwannee County is home to a vast array of diversified crops, such as peanuts, soybeans, hay, vegetables, and orchard crops. One important harvested crop is corn for grain and silage. Growing conditions can be tough for corn and on top of that, ... READ MORE
When you picture corn, what do you think of? Yellow corn on the cob or crunchy popcorn? Corn also called maize, provides us with many items including cornstarch, cooking oil, sweeteners, cereal, beverages and over 4,000 other products that we ... READ MORE
There are a number of soil borne pathogens that can cause damping off in Spring planted corn. (i.e. Fusarium spp., Pythium spp., and Rhizoctonia spp.). Environmental factors such as cool, wet soils can exacerbate disease incidence ... READ MORE